Earlier this year I had the amazing opportunity to visit Peru to explore a story about mountain guides. However, when I arrived there and started working on it, I realized there was an even deeper story.
Being in the Andes reminded me about what I love the mountains. The Andes are magnificent, not only in their beauty, but also in the people that live & work there. I was inspired not only by the company of our group but simply by the energy that exists there. In the mountains, daily tasks are oriented toward food, shelter, sleep, and community. There is more space to reflect & appreciate. It is in that space, change can happen.
When I asked Julio why he was guiding, he talked about a change he saw in people after visiting the Andes and I instantly understood. Being a guide myself, I’ve seen it as well. It is one of the most amazing experiences to be a part of. I was intrigued how this drew him into guiding. The story that unfolded was of family, struggle, and inspiration. I found it a little difficult to convey in a 5 minute spot, but you can watch it here.
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